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Mr. Philip Lee Bowman

December 31, 1947 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 70)

Mr. Philip Lee Bowman, 70, of Moline, Illinois died at 9:20 am Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.

He was born December 31, 1947 in Kewanee, Illinois the son of Francis George and Mary Elizabeth Moffitt Bowman. He married Angela Matthews, they later divorced but remained great friends.

He is survived by his two daughters, Catherine (Jeremy) Stewart of Nashville, Tennessee and Jacqueline McGinnis of Seaside, California; his brother, Michael Bowman of Florida and two grandchildren, Gabriel and Theresa McGinnis. He is preceded in death by his parents and his ex-wife, Angela Matthews.

Phil had served in the Army National Guard.

He worked as a mechanical engineer for TRANE from 1976-2000 and Modern Woodmen of America from 2001-2017. He retired February of 2017. He lived in Galva and Moline area. He graduated from high school in 1965 and had attended Blackhawk College.  Phil enjoyed automotive repair and painting. He loved communicating with his HAM radio. Phil also enjoyed mechanical engineering inventions, wood working and metal working.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm, Saturday March 10, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 1901 29th Street, Moline, Illinois. Cremation will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the local STEM program. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


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